Raskulls Xbox 360

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. 74
    There's a lot to do here for a $10 game. You can collect all sixty medallions, complete each Grand Prix on every difficulty level, and battle your friends.
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    73
    The loose controls and the lack of a story doesn't really matter next to the humor and fun of Raskulls, especially when you play with your friends on- or offline. A demo is available, too.
  3. 71
    Even if there are new levels or characters added as DLC down the track, it's difficult to view Raskulls as anything but a short-term injection of fun and nothing more.
  4. Feb 3, 2011
    70
    A humorous platform racing game that is a blast with friends but only for a short time.
  5. Jan 13, 2011
    70
    Raskulls is a fun and clever game, but it won't be for everyone.
  6. Jan 10, 2011
    70
    Another noteworthy title in Xbox Live Arcade, which will please two-dimensional games lovers, although it has very strong competition in the platform's portfolio.
  7. Dec 31, 2010
    70
    There's little truly innovative about Raskulls, and its non-stop attempt to charm (never as funny as it thinks it is) nearly backfires. But with its solid mechanics, well-designed levels, and cute characters, only a grizzled old Gargamel wouldn't enjoy their time with the Raskulls.
  8. Dec 31, 2010
    70
    The Raskulls are charming, and that's the strongest point of a fun, engaging and compelling game. It's extremely simple, its gameplay is basic and it's kinda repetitive, but it has so many fun moments that it becomes a great experience for playing both solo or with friends.
  9. Jan 6, 2011
    65
    If you have a lot of patience, you might find Raskulls' single-player challenges rewarding. Otherwise, you're better off dabbling in the campaign and focusing on the multiplayer.
  10. Dec 29, 2010
    65
    With a lack of game types and replay value, Raskulls is a once-through puzzle-platformer that satisfies upon first impressions but fails to hold the attention beyond the first hour of play.
  11. Feb 23, 2011
    60
    It's only during multiplayer sessions that Raskulls shines, as the campaign is quite bland. But playing against other people at home or over the net can be plenty of fun, as long as you can find other players.
  12. Feb 20, 2011
    60
    Raskulls isn't a very balanced racing experience. [Issue#106, p.105]
  13. Jan 5, 2011
    60
    It's such a shame that Raskulls is brought down by weak level design.
  14. Jan 4, 2011
    60
    Raskulls is many things – racer, puzzler, platformer – but it struggles to be all these things at once, or to do them equally well. Beneath the charming, brightly coloured exterior, there's a fascinating twist on the block-based puzzler at Halfbrick's game's heart – but you might just miss it when blasting through at high speed.
  15. Jan 2, 2011
    60
    Raskulls is certainly not a terrible game, just one that will quickly wear out its welcome.
  16. Dec 30, 2010
    60
    This block-busting platformer has plenty of quirky charm, but the action is too simple to be interesting for long.
  17. Jan 4, 2011
    58
    I really liked the look and humor in Raskulls. I really did. Sadly, there's not a whole lot more to be had here. The single-player portion of the game is super short and I found very little to come back to after I completed the story, bonus levels or not.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    8
    A very interesting game full of fun and a a lot of action, one the pure arcade games to have as to have some moments of fun playing with aA very interesting game full of fun and a a lot of action, one the pure arcade games to have as to have some moments of fun playing with a gameplay that seems to come from the golden ages of videogames. The puzzles helps creating diversity while playing it, and makes it even more interesting for the average player.
    A must have in any videogame collection.
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  2. Jan 2, 2011
    10
    Raskulls is a brand new Action Platform on the xbox live arcade game where you race other players to the finish line to win prizes ... so isRaskulls is a brand new Action Platform on the xbox live arcade game where you race other players to the finish line to win prizes ... so is this game a must or bust ?

    Story: During your adventure of raskulls you play as 3 different characters with one mission to secure the shiny stone before the evil pirate rats use it to fuel their crashed ship and how do you do this? by racing them through each course breaking coloured blocks with your wand

    Playability: The races on Raskull's can be fun but also repetative for the first 5 levels you can go from exited to sheer bored of doing the same thing the main story mission are really easy so its no real challenge to complete the chapter and the challenge missions are extremly difficult and might cost you a window and controller also completing some missions can unlock a harder version of the level after each chapter you face some sort of boss wich once again is no real challenge the story will take you about 1-3 hours to complete

    Presentation:

    despite the repeated gameplay and the broken windows
    Raskulls background and characters are really nicely polished and well designed it almost makes the game seem controller breaking worthy

    Achievements :

    the game shows the normal 200 gamerscore with most of the achievements evolving playing a local or xbox live multiplayer games this shouldnt be much of a challenge the only problem you will probably have is the King of bling achievement wich requires you to get every single medallion in the game Conclusion:

    the game it self is a unique game and is great fun minus the repetitive Levels and boring boss fights but its those things that make the game and for 800 microsoft points ? better of buying ilomilo BUST.
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  3. Dec 31, 2010
    8
    Reviewing Raskulls is a difficult endeavor. It's not necessarily a puzzle platformer and it's not necessarily a racing game, but it's bits andReviewing Raskulls is a difficult endeavor. It's not necessarily a puzzle platformer and it's not necessarily a racing game, but it's bits and pieces of both. That being said, the experience it offers up is quite unique. Uniqueness is not necessarily always good, but in Raskulls' case, the execution is brilliant. I grew up playing hefty doses of Mario Kart and the regular Mario games, and I can appreciate the item boxes, the status effects, the frenzy - it's all executed very well within the game. The quest mode is fun, and offers a wide variety of sub-game modes within the overall framework of "run-and-zap" that the game becomes known for. Couple in some witty dialogue and you've got a winner. That being said, it's a short winner. The developers must have decided to hold out for some content packs which include more multiplayer game modes/maps in addition to an extension of the single player experience. In my experience, xbox live arcade games don't seem to hold nearly the multiplayer crowd that regular xbox games do. It's a shame, frankly, in this case, as I would love to keep coming back to the xbox live mode and challenging random players to races. This number will dwindle further if the developers release a DLC pack, as only the dedicated will stick around.

    The ideal gamer for this game is someone who has played a lot of four player party/multiplayer games throughout their childhood and can appreciate the chaos, the frustration, the challenge of a game that is, at times, punishingly difficult. If you like challenging your high scores, if you like pushing yourself to always go a second faster every lap you take, this game will be right up your alley. On the other hand, if you're looking for a complete package, something that has both depth and breadth, it's likely that a content pack will be released to round out the experience (after all, why isn't the looting game mode and the mummy curse game mode available in multiplayer?) At $10, it seems to about hit the mark. As much as I like this game, I'll seriously be weighing whether investing in DLC in the future will be worth it after most of the fanbase has moved on to either regular xbox games or other arcade games in this ADD Xbox Live Arcade culture.
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